About us

The personal injury attorneys at Wiener & Lambka are dedicated to compassionate client service and aggressive legal representation.

We provide free telephonic consultations with no obligation to retain our services.

We charge on a contingency fee basis, meaning we don’t obtain any legal fees unless or until we collect an award or settlement for our client. Our clients do not need to provide any money to us in order to retain our services.

We will also pay the costs incurred in our client’s cases up-front, with the understanding (as all Washington attorneys must have with their clients) that the client is always ultimately responsible for the costs of their case. We discuss our fees and costs in detail with every client and advise them of the risks and rewards of their individual case.

We advise, we don’t dictate.

Our job is to provide our clients with sound advice and information so that they can make informed decisions.

We come to you!

We don’t make our injured clients, who already have enough on their plate, travel to us. We will come to you to fill out all representation documents and exchange information needed.

If you are looking for a proven professional, then please give us a call.
Contact your local Wiener & Lambka office today.

We work hard to resolve our client’s cases without the need for a lawsuit.

Our mode of operation is to properly prepare your case from the beginning, as early as possible, so that we’re ready for the court room if necessary. By handling cases in this way, we believe that we are much more likely to resolve your matter without litigation. We typically resolve 85% of our clients’ cases without having to file a lawsuit.

“Everything was great. It was the best legal experience I have ever had!” - T. Hoskins
“In my moment of Crisis Wiener & Lambka lent me a helping hand. Their dedication to my case was outstanding. They stuck by my side and fought for my rights. Thank you!” - K. Tuazon
“You minimized my stress levels on a process foreign and scary to me. Very professional, caring, and patient with me.” - A. Maas
"Wiener & Lambka always kept me up to date with my case. I'd certainly suggest them to a friend." - J. Trujillo
“Calls were returned in a timely manner, and the office staff is friendly. I’d recommend Wiener and Lambka to a friend in the future.” - T. Their
“Wiener and Lambka did a good job of keeping me up to date on my case, and I’d definitely suggest their services to someone looking for an attorney.” - L. Lafond
“Wiener & Lambka get the job done. I appreciated their concern and interest in my case, and would definitely recommend them to a friend.” - Y. Martin
“I was satisfied by the timely manner with which my case was handled. I would definitely recommend Wiener & Lambka to a friend in the future.” - D. Yusuf
“Wiener & Lambka took care of the leg work for me and even managed to get a larger settlement than expected.” - J. Hanson
“Wiener & Lambka helped me through the process, always discussing all of the available options. In particular, I was happy about the ease with which I was able to access my attorneys.”- B. Froton
“Everyone was great. The staff at Wiener and Lambka make a good thing out of a bad situation, and for that, I am very thankful.” - D. Grami
"It was a stress free experience. I particularly enjoyed when, on my initial call, they sent someone out to my house to speak with me in person. I would certainly use or recommend Wiener & Lambka in the future." - M. Randall
“A job well done! The staff at Wiener and Lambka made a point of explaining everything to me and if necessary I’d work with them again in a heartbeat.” - O. Yusuf
“The Staff at Wiener and Lambka are friendly and understand customer needs. They reduced their fee on my case and didn’t even take any on my son’s.” - M. Ngo
“The service and the staff were great. I was happy with everything, and would refer Wiener and Lambka to someone else in the future.” - I. Aleman

Meet our legal team.

Bruce Wiener

Bruce Wiener is an exceptionally well-educated and experienced personal injury lawyer. After obtaining his undergraduate degree at the University of California, Berkeley, Mr. Wiener moved to San Diego where he completed the rigorous law program at University of San Diego in 1981. Mr. Wiener then participated in a two-year clerkship at the United States Bankruptcy Court, receiving the Federal Distinguished Service Award for his outstanding legal work. Mr. Wiener began his legal career in Los Angeles, where he spent nine years as an insurance defense attorney, becoming a partner in his firm.

Education

  • University of California, Berkeley (BA, 1978)
  • University of San Diego (JD, 1981)

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury

James Lambka

James Lambka is one of the most experienced personal injury trial lawyers in Seattle, participating in more than one dozen jury and bench trials and hundreds of arbitrations, private trials, and similar proceedings. In 1989, Mr. Lambka graduated from Michigan State University, where he majored in the Justice, Morality, and Constitutional Democracy program. After completing this demanding four-year curriculum, he received a law degree in 1992 from the highly competitive, prestigious law school at Washington and Lee University, which is consistently ranked in the nation’s top 20 law programs.

While in law school, James Lambka became a Francis Lewis Law Fellow, and, in 1992, James Lambka wrote a forward-thinking article entitled “One Step Forward, Two Steps Back – The Mentally Retarded Criminal Defendant and the Death Penalty.” In 2002, the U.S. Supreme Court essentially adopted the position outlined in his article. James has given presentations at Continuing Legal educational seminars for other attorneys and maintains the firm blog.

After moving to Seattle and passing the Washington Bar, James Lambka built a successful and respectable legal career defending the rights of personal injury victims. Mr. Lambka possesses extensive experience with trials and all types of litigation proceedings. He maintains membership in Washington State Association for Justice (formerly the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association) and The Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

James Lambka resides in Seattle and is a committed father to two wonderful children. James enjoys outdoor recreation including backpacking and golf as well as travel, cooking, and most sporting events, especially the Thunderbirds and Sounders.

Education

  • Michigan State (BA 1989)
  • Washington and Lee University (JD, 1992)

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Auto Accidents

Andrew Herman

Andrew Herman previously served as a King County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney from 1995 through 2004 where he successfully tried over 100 jury cases and handled all aspects of litigation from case development through appeals. Andrew earned his B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Washington and his J.D. from Seattle University. From 1989 through 1993, he worked in Corporate Human Resources at Seattle-based Airborne Express and served as a Congressional Intern for Senator Gorton in Washington D.C.

As a civil litigator since 2005, Mr. Herman has focused exclusively on advocating for personal injury victims involving primarily auto accident and premises liability matters. He maintains active membership in the Washington State Association of Justice. Outside of work, Andy enjoys outdoor activities with his family including hiking, sailing, and youth sports.

Education

  • University of Washington (BA, Business Administration 1989)
  • Seattle University (JD, 1995)

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Auto Accidents

Nicole Waddell

Nicole Waddell graduated from the University of Washington in 2009 with a Bachelor’s Degree in European Studies, which allowed her to happily spend a few summers abroad. Ms. Waddell then completed a Master’s Degree in Paralegal Studies at George Washington University in 2013. After taking a brief hiatus to be a stay-at-home mother, Ms. Waddell is now excited to begin her legal career with Wiener & Lambka.

Ms. Waddell is a Seattle native and is thrilled to be back home. She enjoys spending time with her son, traveling the world, dancing and exploring.

Lelani Mertens

Lelani Mertens has been a paralegal at Wiener & Lambka since December, 2010. She has over 26 years’ experience working in most specialties of law but her most fulfilling is working in personal injury. In her spare time, Lelani enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, playing softball, camping, and traveling.

Tina Thurston

Tina Thurston has worked at Wiener & Lambka for 14 years. She has been the lead legal assistant for the litigation department. In 2013 Tina graduated from the University of Phoenix with a BS in Psychology. She has gone on to participate in the WSBA Rule 6 program, and upon completion will sit for the Washington State Bar exam. Tina resides in Black Diamond with her husband and one son. Her oldest son is serving in the United States Navy, stationed in Coronado, California. She enjoys reading, hiking and spending time with her family.

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